Finding that Perfect Jack-O’-Lantern

October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

The leaves are changing, it’s getting colder and the kids seem to be getting more hyper.  Yes, the second best holiday (next to Christmas) for kids young and old is right around the corner. Halloween! Have you gone to the patch to pick out that perfect, round, orange jack-o-lantern yet? Did you know that breeding is the reason we have those perfect pumpkins?

A few years ago we produced a video about breeding the perfect pumpkin that I wanted to share. It is pretty interesting to hear about the different types of pumpkins and the different reasons they are bred. Did you know that a different kind of pumpkin is bred for yummy pumpkin seeds vs. the kind you carve into a scary creation? There are all kinds of characteristics that make the perfect pumpkin, and we can explain it all for you.

2 Responses to “Finding that Perfect Jack-O’-Lantern”

  1. MrBrownThumb Says:

    Pretty cool video.

    I was just visiting a blog that posted a vintage newspaper clipping of a farmer in Ohio in the 1930s who grew pumpkins shaped like human faces using molds.

    How about you all engineer some cool pumpkins like that.

  2. ledwing Says:

    I’m generally not a fan of Monsanto as they are nearly synonymous with shady business practices and corporate pressure on media. However, I must say I love pumpkins and seeds.

    Go pumpkins


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